The Pros and Cons of the Hormonal IUD (Mirena, Kyleena, and Skyla)

Mirena hormonal IUDThe hormonal IUD is different from all types of hormonal birth control in that it does not suppress ovulation and therefore can permit natural cycling.

Other benefits of the hormonal IUD are that it dramatically decreases menstrual flow and can relieve symptoms of endometriosis.

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What Dairy Does to Periods

cow's dairy and periodsMore than twenty years ago I discovered something: When I stopped having dairy, I stopped having period pain.

Since then, I’ve worked with thousands of patients who have had the same result. For many women (not all), stopping dairy can dramatically improve period pain, heavy periods, endometriosis, acne, and PMS.

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What If You Have Both PCOS and Endometriosis?

pcos and endometriosisPCOS is the hormonal condition of having excess androgens or male hormones. Endometriosis is an inflammatory disease that causes pelvic pain. They’re two very different conditions but they’re also both quite common. That makes it relatively easy to have both PCOS and endometriosis at the same time.

Here’s how to differentiate the symptoms of PCOS from endometriosis and where to start with treatment if you have both conditions.

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How to Lower Estrogen

too much estrogenToo much estrogen can cause heavy periods, breast pain, fibroids, and premenstrual irritability. It can also suppress thyroid function and increase the risk of breast cancer.

To understand what works to lower estrogen, you need to think about the types of estrogen and why they’re high.

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